Tuesday, March 06, 2012

duality of temperature

Not to Know but To Go On, panels 47 and 48, found fabrics, embroidery floss, couching stitch Feb 10 - Feb 21, 2012 Stitched in Northern Ontario where it is cold. Feb 21 - Mar 4, 2012 Stitched in the Caribbean where it is hot.

I am home refreshed. Thank you for all your good wishes.


Ms. said...

Welcome Home!

saskia said...

indeed welcome back, love the textile journal and oh that life-embracing blue.

Joanne said...

These are beautiful, and I am wondering the technique, as they look woven, but I think you do needle work? Your work is wonderful.

Serena said...

happy you made it home safely.

Judy Martin said...

The technique is very simple.

I use a piece of artist cotton canvas as a base.

I tear strips of scrap and found fabrics - about one and a half inches across and as long as the fabric.

I fold them so there are no raw edges and lay them on the canvas.

I stitch them to the canvas with a wrapping stitch. Called a couching stitch in most books.

I hide the knots under the fabric on the front of the work. There are no knots on the back of the work.

I use one complete skein of cotton embroidery floss a day. All 6 strands at one time.

I've been doing this since July 2010.

Very very easy. No thought. Just do.


eb said...


xox - eb.

Nancy said...

I so love this work of yours and think it very generous of you to explain your exact process. It is a pleasure to visit here. Thank you.

Martine said...

seems like you choose colors compared to the weather?

Robyn A said...

No thought? I don't think so! Such simple practice gives forth great and thought-provoking art. You and Jude have been reading from the same text I think.

Penny Berens said...

Our surroundings really influence our choices don't they.

Jackie said...

Your work IS wonderful. I can only repeat what has already been said.

Judy--- said...

i agree with robyn a.
you & jude---
cut from the same --or similar --cloth--
maybe ----
altho --of course --totally YOU --
jude totally HER---
thank you for this depth of sharing --

Judy Martin said...

Thank you. Comparing me with Jude Hill is a beautiful compliment.

Jude's blog has been very inspiring for so many of us. Her work always amazes me. I visit spirit cloth virtually every day.

Notjustnat said...

I love them so much. They look live weaving panels rather than couching - hugs Nat